View single post by ElChingon
 Posted: Thu Nov 18th, 2010 02:46 pm
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I have a 1950's era Fridgidaire and the compressor was really noisy when I recently plugged it in.  About an hour later when I checked it again, the compressor was really really hot, and smelled like burned electrical.. I shut it off.  

After it cooled it wants to trip the 20 amp circuit breaker. 

I installed a RCO810 3N1 starter but it only tries to start the compressor for about 10 sec then it shuts off.  The compressor never gets going. 

Do you think this means my compressor is shot?  Or do I need a more powerful 3N1 starter like the RCO 410 ?